college of architecture + design karen swanson

Karen Swanson

 

 

 

 

Karen Swanson, AIA

College Professor and Coordinator of Interior Architecture Program

 

Educational background
Positions held in academic institutions
Courses taught in the past two years
Professional background
Significant publications, creative projects, and/or paper presentations
Awards, recognitions, grants, competitions

 

Educational background

Master of Architecture, University of Illinois, 1988
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, 1980

 

 

Positions held in academic institutions

College Professor, Lawrence Technological University, College of Architecture and Design, Professor, 2012-present
Adjunct Professor, University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture, 2007-2012

 

 

Courses taught in the past two years

ARI5622 Interior Design Issues
ARI5814 Advance Interior Design Studio 1
ARI3114 Interior Architecture 1 

 

 

Professional Background

Swanson Meads Architects, 1999- Present
Swanson/Swanson Architects,1992-1999
Luckenbach/Ziegleman Architects, 1989-1992
Loebel, Schlossman & Hackel Architects
Environ Architects
Tigerman, McCurry Architects

 

Significant publications, creative projects, and/or paper presentations

1.    Michigan Modern Contributor (Current)
2.    DIFFA: Dining by Design Installation participant, 2011 
3.    Fenton Cultural Center Auditorium, 2006-2010
4.    Karmanos Charity Show House, Birmingham, 2008
5.    GM Tech Center Article, Eero Saarinen Exhibition, 2007
6.    Cranbrook Article, Crains Detroit Business, 2004
7.    American Lung Association, Playhouse, 2006
8.    AIA Detroit Design Retreat Participant, Piku Residence, 2003
9.    HOUR Detroit, Piku Residence, 2002 
10.  Furniture Resource Chair Affair Benefit, 2001
11.  AIA Detroit Guide to Detroit Architecture, 2003 Special Project Recognition 
12.  Contract Magazine, Neoglyphics, 1999 
13.  Detroit Artists Market Dollhouse Benefit Auction, 1996  

 

 

Awards, recognitions, grants, competitions

1.    Detroit Make It Here, 2010 American Institute of Architects Honor Award 
2.    Detroit Home Awards, Swanson Meads Architects, Best Contemporary Design, 2008
3.    Detroit Home Awards, Swanson Meads Architects, Best Overall Home, 2nd Place, 2008 
4.    AIA Detroit Honor Award- Neoglyphics, 1998
5.    AIA Detroit Honor Award- Sparky Herbert's Alley Dwelling and Catering Office, 1998
6.    UIC Student Honor Award, 1988